Outline of Kuwait

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The location of Kuwait
An enlargeable map of the State of Kuwait

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Kuwait:

The State of Kuwait is a sovereign emirate located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in Southwest Asia and the Middle East.[1] Kuwait is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north and west. The name of Kuwait is a diminutive of an Arabic word meaning "fortress built near water."[2] It has a population of 3.1 million and an area of 17,818 km². Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government and Kuwait City serves as its political and economic capital.

Kuwait has the world's fifth largest proven oil reserves[3] and is the fourth richest country in the world per capita.[4] Kuwait's oil fields were discovered and exploited in the 1930s and after it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1961, the nation's oil industry saw unprecedented growth. Petroleum and petroleum products now account for nearly 95% of export revenues, and 80% of government income.[5]

In 1990, Kuwait was invaded and annexed by neighboring Iraq. The seven month-long Iraqi occupation came to an end after a direct military intervention by United States-led forces. Nearly 700 Kuwaiti oil wells were set ablaze by the retreating Iraqi army resulting in a major environmental and economic catastrophe.[6] Kuwait's infrastructure was badly damaged during the war and had to be rebuilt.[7]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Kuwait

Geography of Kuwait[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Kuwait
Main article: Geography of Kuwait
 Iraq 240 km
 Saudi Arabia 222 km

Environment of Kuwait[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Kuwait

Natural geographic features of Kuwait[edit]

Regions of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Regions of Kuwait

Ecoregions of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Kuwait

Administrative divisions of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Kuwait
Governorates of Kuwait[edit]
Districts of Kuwait[edit]
Main article: Districts of Kuwait
Municipalities of Kuwait[edit]

Demography of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Kuwait

Government and politics of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Government of Kuwait and Politics of Kuwait

Branches of the government of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Government of Kuwait

Executive branch of the government of Kuwait[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Kuwait[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Kuwait[edit]

Foreign relations of Kuwait[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The State of Kuwait is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Kuwait[edit]

Military of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Military of Kuwait

Local government in Kuwait[edit]

History of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: History of Kuwait

Culture of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Culture of Kuwait

Art in Kuwait[edit]

Sports in Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Sports in Kuwait

Economy and infrastructure of Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Economy of Kuwait

Education in Kuwait[edit]

Main article: Education in Kuwait

See also[edit]

Main article: Kuwait

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